Gschwandtenmad circular trail



6.40 km long
Winter Hiking

The wild and romantic Rosenlaui Valley is yours to discover on this pleasant and diverse circular trail.

The Rosenlaui Valley, a jewel of the local alpine region, is home to picturesque and inspiring landscapes traversed by rugged cliffs. Its beauty attracted prominent artists and poets to the region 200 years ago. In winter, far away from crowded ski slopes, this beautifully designed winter hiking trail along the flat valley floor invites you to explore.



Gschwandtenmad - Schwarzwaldalp - Rosenlaui - Gschwandtenmad

Safety guidelines

  • After a snowfall, the ground can be softer and more difficult to walk on.


  • The sun’s rays are more intense in the mountains. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen with a high protection factor, a hat and sunglasses with UV protection.

  • We recommend bringing warm clothing and rain gear even in summer and in good weather in winter. We recommend layering your clothing.

  • Charged mobile phone

  • First-aid kit

  • Winter shoes with non-slip sole

  • Drinks and snacks

  • If available: hiking sticks


Situated on the Schwarzwaldalp, the Chalet-Hotel Schwarzwaldalp is the epitome of peace and quiet. Spend a night in the hotel or be a guest at one of the special «fondue chinoise» evenings where a traditional kind of meat fondue is served. Use the Schwarzwaldalp as a base for various shorter snow treks. Sledging on the snow-covered Grosse Scheidegg pass road is another alternative.


Car: There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Journey to Meiringen 



The town of Meiringen has 835 public parking spaces in the village centre and at the valley station of the Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg. All parking spaces are regulated daily (Sundays too) by parking meters from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm. The exception is the Casino AEH (car park) which is operated around the clock.

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB 

Additional information

tour facts
start: Gschwandtenmad
destination: Gschwandtenmad


01:45:00 h

6.40 km

146 m

146 m

1,302 m

1,455 m

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